A GALASHIELS man has been accused of assaulting a male to his severe injury.

Judah Carlson, of Magdala Terrace, is accused of striking Mark King on the body with a snooker cue causing him to fall down a flight of steps and when he was on the ground repeatedly punch and kick him on the head and body.

The 21-year-old denies the offence.

A trial will take place at Selkirk Sheriff Court on March 28.